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Cemetery of the Week #65: the African Burial Ground

African Burial Ground National Monument Duane Street, between Broadway and African Burial Ground Way/Elk Street Manhattan, New York 10007 Telephone: (212) 637-2019 Opened to the public: October 5, 2007 Size: 6.6 acres is the estimated size of the entire burial … Continue reading

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If you should visit Yosemite…

Guide to the Yosemite Cemetery by Hank Johnston My rating: 4 of 5 stars Everywhere you go, there’s a cemetery. Case in point: tucked into Yosemite Valley is a tiny graveyard where pioneers, Native Americans, and summer visitors rest in … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #60: Yosemite Pioneer Cemetery

Yosemite Pioneer Cemetery aka Yosemite Cemetery Yosemite Village, Yosemite National Park, California 95389 Telephone: (209) 372-0200 Founded: 1870ish Size: ¼ acre Number of interments: Approximately 50 Open: every day Even armed with the Guide to the Yosemite Cemetery, it’s not … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Waiting

Once the ferry docked, everyone shuffled down the gangplank onto the blindingly white memorial. Despite the bustle, the monument seemed very peaceful. People kept quiet, moved slowly, were relatively polite to each other — but the men didn’t take off … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #44: The U.S.S. Arizona Memorial

The U.S.S. Arizona Memorial No. 1 Arizona Memorial Place Honolulu, Hawaii 96818 Telephone: (808) 422-3300 Established: 1962 Size: 10 acres Number of interments: 1102 of the 1177 men who died on the Arizona. Some were cremated at their posts. Others … Continue reading

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